Cape Light Compact Files Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan

YARMOUTH – Cape Light Compact, in conjunction with the seven electric and gas utility companies of Massachusetts, have submitted a Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

The plan lays the scope and vision for energy efficiency programs across the state from 2019-2021.

In the Plan, Cape Light Compact proposes a series of program enhancements that are designed to help Cape and Vineyard residents save energy and money.

One of the most exciting components of the plan is the Cape and Vineyard Electrification Offering. CVEO looks to pair solar photovoltaic electricity with battery storage and cold climate heat pumps. The goal of this offering is to convert 700 oil, propane, and electric resistance heat customers over three years.

The program will offer tiered incentives based on income level: Income Eligible (up to 60% of State Median Income), Moderate Income (61-80% of Area Median Income (AMI)) and Extended Moderate Income (81%-120% AMI).

The concept for this program was a result of changes in the Green Communities Act that occurred this year. The changes encourage cost-effective energy storage and other active demand management technologies. The changes also authorize cost-effective strategic electrification programs, switching to cold climate heat pumps.

In addition, Cape Light Compact is exploring a home energy report which would provide residents an understanding of how their energy consumption compares to similar homes in their area. The report could help residents with high bills target areas where they could be saving electricity and ultimately, money.

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